What will happen if someone tests positive for COVID-19?

August 18, 2020 | Tagged: , , , | Category: Coronavirus

Students who test positive for COVID-19 are required to stay in their rooms and work with Student Health Services virtually to determine what kind of care is needed.

In the event that a student needs to quarantine, food will be delivered to their room. Residence Life, Student Health and Counseling and Student Life staff will be checking in on students regularly, as will peer leaders (Resident Assistants, LINK mentors and our Prez2Prez Peer Health Educators).

If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, they will be required to isolate within their home residence for a period of 10 days and will not be permitted to work on campus. Human Resources will also work with the employee to conduct contact tracing, as will the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Neither Human Resources or the Pennsylvania Department of Health releases the names of individuals who have tested positive. If an employee does test positive, W&J encourages them to utilize the contact tracing process rather than providing this information directly to others. This will ensure HIPAA and privacy are followed.

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